• Location: Ystruth Primary School,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £75,000.00 - £80,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 04 March, 2024 12:00 AM

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
NOR: 341

Required for 1 st September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Governors are seeking to appoint an innovative and inspirational Headteacher that is an outstanding practitioner committed to developing teaching and learning of the highest quality. Someone who is committed to ensuring that the school provides the best opportunities for all our learners.
  • We are a well-established rights respecting school and proud of our school's ethos and commitment to uphold its values.
  • We currently hold a Siarter Iaith bronze award and well on the way to a silver award.
  • We are proud to house a Special Needs Resource Base for Language and Communication Difficulties providing support to pupils and ensuring their integration into the daily life of the school.
  • Ystruth Primary School serves the community of Blaina and is within travelling distance of the M4 corridor and the Heads of the Valleys road to the North.

Governors are committed to appointing a Headteacher who:
  • Is committed to the continued implementation and development of our well established, region leading curriculum journey.
  • Has the vision for further development to achieve a consistently high performance.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective management of budget and all resources within the school.
  • Possesses excellent leadership, management, communication and personal skills.
  • Can inspire and empower staff to deliver an ambitious and authentic curriculum.
  • Has the ability to promote effective teamwork.
  • Will promote values that maintain a disciplined, orderly school with a caring ethos.
  • Has the ability to build on the very good links that have been established with our families, the wider community, local employers and neighboring schools.

Governors will support the successful candidate in all aspects of school life; thereby creating a practice of effective learning and development throughout the school and its community.

Governors would like applicants to provide a fully completed and detailed application form.

Ystruth Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Thorough pre -employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for an Enhanced Disclosure of Criminal Records.

This post requires a registration with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) under the category of School Teacher and registration will need to be in place prior to commencement in the role. Information on how to register with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) can be found on the following website or by telephoning 02920 460099.

Closing Date: Midnight - Monday 4th March 2024

Shortlisting Date: Monday 11th March 2024

School visit and School Council Interview for Shortlisted candidates: Tuesday 19th March 2024

Interview Date: Monday 8th April 2024